BRANCH OF SERVICE:
US Army Reserve
1990 - 2013
SUMMARY OF SERVICE:
Todd Stone’s military career started in 1990 with basic training and advanced individual training. From 1991-1992 he served as a combat engineer in Korea with the 2nd Infantry Division and 2nd Engineer Battalion (Mechanized Engineer), Charlie Company. From 1992-1993, he was at Fort Campbell, Kentucky with the 101st Airborne Division and 326th Engineer Battalion, Alpha Company. (Light Engineer)
In 1993, he joined the SD Guard with the 153rd Engineer Battalion and in 1995 transferred to the ND Guard in Jamestown. He started teaching in 1997 at the North Dakota Regional Training Institute (NDRTI) at Camp Grafton, Devils Lake, ND during the summer months or other times when needed in the CET and Combat Engineer Lanes. He was an Architecture Student at NDSU from 1995 until 2002 as well as the North Dakota National Guard.
He moved to Brandon, SD in 2002 and joined the 104th US Army Reserve Training Battalion that supported the NDRTI. He traveled to Germany twice and had missions to North Dakota, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Mississippi, Louisiana, California, Missouri and other instillations in direct support of the Army Guard and Army Reserves and instructed, Auto-CAD, Surveying and Soils, CET and Combat Engineering, electrical, plumbing and vertical construction classes during this time.
His unit was mobilized to NDRTI in 2004 until 2005 for OIF (Operation Iraqi Freedom). They trained Units of Soldiers who were being cross trained in certain vertical and horizontal construction MOS’s before being shipped back to their units and over to Iraq.
For two years he was Operations NCOIC before accepting a direct commission and becoming the operations officer of the 104th training battalion. Two years later, he transferred back to an enlisted soldier and accepted a Master Sergeant position with the 2/361st Reserve Mobilization Training Unit in Sioux Falls.
He was mobilized to Ft. Bliss in 2011 and trained entire units of Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy and Coast Guard units before they were deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Horn of Africa and elsewhere. His team coordinated the training for Dari & Pashto (FARSI) and Iraqi language training, Combatives Unarmed Self Defense, Mounted & Dismounted Land Navigation, Communications training and Convoy Operations.
In 2012, he started his own Architecture Firm (Stone Group Architects) and a year later retired from the military after 23 years. He retired shortly after receiving his orders for Command Sergeant Major.
In 2018 SGA merged with M+Architects in Sioux City, IA. Stone Group Acquired Image Group Architects in Moorhead, MN and is now a combined firm of five offices in Sioux Falls (corporate) and Rapid City, SD; Sioux City, IA; Fargo, ND and Wayzata, MN.